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I have been boating and fishing in Ocean City waters since the mid-1980’s when my father bought a 36′ Chris Craft fishing boat, “Skeeter”. I was immediately hooked and began fishing with him and working as mate on local charter boats throughout high school. I earned my first USCG 6-passenger license at 18-years old and captained inshore and canyon charters throughout college. I also worked on other boats, competing in billfish tournaments in NJ, Florida and Bimini, and crewed on a 50′ sailboat in a transatlantic regatta from the Canary Islands to San Salvador, Bahamas.
In the mid-1990’s, I went to work in the business world and started a family but continued to fish and run boats as time permitted. Since then, I have run 42′, 51′ and 63′ Bertams, a 20′ Bayliner, and a 24′ Robalo in South Jersey and Florida with multiple ICW runs in between.
After 2020 and all its challenges, I decided to again pursue my passion for boating and renewed my OUPV 6-passenger license. I purchased a beautiful 27′ World Cat Dual Console and opened “Shore Thing Charters”. I hope to see you on the water soon~
Capt. Mike Bernert
This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.
A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.
If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.